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My clutch pedal does not retract after pushing it in. It goes down to the floor and I have to use my foot to manuaaly bring it up to usable position.

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  • bailorgb Nov 13, 2009

    What would a resonable cost of repairs be?



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You don't mention whether there is any issue with the clutch and where is disengages so I assume that hasn't been a problem.

If this is the case then there are several items you should check. Start with the cheap stuff.
Check the return spring for the clutch pedal. I know there have been some issues with these on Tacoma's in the past. Make sure there is nothing interfering with the pedals travel in and around the spring.

Next place/item to is for leaks near the slave cylinder. Also check for any debri that might interfere with the operation of the slave cylinder.

Your next item is the Fluid. It may need changing. This will enable you to purge the system as well.

From this point it gets a bit pricey. Even if you don't find any leaks you may have issues with internal seals in the slave cylinder or a bad clutch master. I have seen a lot of recommendations for replace the slave cylinder at the same time that you replace the clutch so it could be that there have been a lot of problems with it.The clutch springs could also be worn.

Please check out the simple stuff and let me know what you find.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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    david mcclellan Nov 13, 2009

    I'm not sure when you reposted for what a reasonable cost would be. So I will try and answer that too.
    To be honest most of the work is pretty simple to do if you are mechanical and have the basic tools.
    The parts for a clutch master cylinder repair kit approx. $20.00 clutch slave approx. $60.00, clutch kit approx. $160.00

    If you do anything that is going to cost you do the clutch master cylinder repair kit. Below is a picture of the contents so you can see it's not to complicated.


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1st let me say your truck uses what is called a "Hydraulic release clutch"
This problem is caused by either a defective clutch master cylinder which is what the pedal pushes on, or it is more likely caused by the slave cylinder which is down on the side of the transmission and is what actually pushes the clutch pressure plate and makes the pedal come back up, the slave would be the 1st thing to replace, you will need to have special bleeding equipment to get the air out of the system when u replace the slave cylinder so this is best left to a shop to repair, in any event it is a 2 person job, here is the part number and the price of the new slave cylinder.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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    yadayada Nov 12, 2009

    ACDELCO Part # 386441

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    yadayada Nov 13, 2009

    the whole job would go for about $60 in parts and 1.5 hours of labor, so here in my state about $250.00, labor charges vary greatly so check your local labor rates, any competent auto repair shop can do this job.

    My part price source is u will pay up to double this prive if the shop provides the parts.



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